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Insecticide in infant's first stool linked to underdeveloped motor skills later. — Environmental Health News

The motor skills of 2-year-olds - their ability to manipulate their body's movements - are linked to levels of a household pesticide measured in their first stool, finds a large study from the Philippines.

Gulf of Mexico oil spill liability rulings filed

In a major ruling in the oil spill litigation, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled Wednesday that BP and Anadarko are responsible parties under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and are liable for civil penalties under the Clean Water Act for the undersea discharge of oil from the ill-fated Macondo well.

Insecticide in infant's first stool linked to underdeveloped motor skills later.

The motor skills of 2-year-olds - their ability to manipulate their body's movements - are linked to levels of a household pesticide measured in their first stool, finds a large study from the Philippines.

Hong Kong’s Killer Pollution - China Real Time Report - WSJ

With its iconic skyline, world-class infrastructure and China’s giant economy at its doorstep, Hong Kong has long been an attractive choice to those looking for a perch in Asia. But there’s a not-so-hidden catch: Its toxic air pollution is killing people at a rate worse than in mainland China.

Mutated Trout Raise New Concerns Over Selenium

Images from the appendix of a report by the J. R. Simplot Company show the mutated offspring of trout from Idaho creeks. The report concluded that selenium should be allowed in higher levels in creeks than is now permitted under regulations.